Welcome to the DPB Lab!

The Developmental Psychobiology Lab’s (DPB lab) research focuses on early life influences on development. During pregnancy and the early postnatal years, environmental factors are more likely to exert programming, or long-term, effects on the child’s development. Our lab’s research includes three lines: first, influences of prenatal maternal mental wellbeing on children’s health and behavioural development; second, development of the physiological stress system in children, and its relation to behavioural and emotional regulation and physical health. And third, the development of the intestinal microbiota and its relation to children’s health, behavioural and emotion regulation, and physiological stress system.


Latest news
  • FLUX Conference 2020
    We joined this year’s (virtual) International Congress of Infant Studies The FLUX Society for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience has organized their annual scientific congress from 9th to 12th September. This year, the event had to take place online due to…
  • Vacancy: Postdoc
    Vacancy: Postdoc FunctieomschrijvingTNO en Radboudumc samen zoeken een postdoc ‘onderzoek effectiviteit van Shantala babymassage in de jeugdgezondheidszorg voor kwetsbare gezinnen in het eerste levensjaar’. De aanstelling geschiedt via het Radboudumc, afdeling Cognitieve Neurowetenschap. De standplaats van de postdoc betreft…
  • ICIS Conference 2020
    We joined this year’s (virtual) International Congress of Infant Studies The International Congress of Infant Studies (ICIS) organises a scientific conference on infant development every 2 years. This year, due to Covid-19, the ICIS conference had to take place…
  • Visit Minister Van Engelshoven
    Online visit Minister Van Engelshoven Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven from Education, Culture and Science paid an online visit to the Radboudumc to talk with Radboudumc-scientists about current Covid-19 research. Carolina de Weerth spoke with her about the COPE Study….